See I'm lonely but I'm free,
Got me a real steel '33,
But the thing that owns my heart is Japanese..
She's a temperamental beast,
She eats oil by the week,
It's a 1970 FJ45..
And y'all may say I'm mad,
It all cain't be that bad,
When you fire up that ancient, dirty F..
Cause Mr. Toyoda built 'em right,
And I cain sleep at night,
Cause I own myself an FJ45.
Time for an update, I didn't realise it had been so long!
Since the last update ,the radio is in and working as well as junkyard 4" speakers can, and the head unit is mounted in the glove box, but I am still able to use most of it.
I've had to replace the radiator as the original one started to weep from the top tank once I put a flush through the system.
I've had the carb rebuilt and the timing sorted out. It was sort of gummed up from sitting for so long and it had a really high idle.
This has meant I've been able to use the truck to get landscaping supplies and do runs to the refuse station. Unfortunately on one trip I had a set of points fail, and by fail I mean snap off at the point of contact! Something I've never seen before. Unfortunately it happened on a blind twisty corner and the truck doesn't have hazard lights, so it meant a tow home. But lesson learnt, don't buy cheap ebay points.
Most recently I've been cleaning off the PO paint in an effort to get it looking all one colour and to show off its life experiences ( ie scratches, rust and dents). This means that when ever I stop I get asked when I'm going to do the body work, some people just don't get it.
But those that do, are people like Cult45 who has asked to use it in a short film he's making. I was a little apprehensive to let him borrow the truck, namely because its untested over long distances, but I figured it was in capable and respectful hands, and I sent him off with a toolbox of stuff.
Below are some photo's he took while scouting locations west of Brisbane. View attachment 1353892
p.s I don't live in a trailer park, despite what information may be in this thread!
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Filming is due to occur next month, so stay tuned to see what Dan has written, will be producing and acting in. I'd say starring, but clearly the 45 is the talent!
Loved this! Nicely placed camera angles, good lighting, appropriate score, and great vehicles. Actually may have inspired me to get the HJ running... I've been pondering a 2F swap but there's just something about that diesel that makes me hesitant to trash it. Good job, gents.